Do you like to travel? Who the hell doesn’t?! Let’s hear from somebody who gets paid to travel for a living. In this episode I interview Soki, a tour manager for a travel company for young adults. Soki leads groups of people through southeast Asia for 1-4 week long trips. He regularly gets to see temples, jungles, white sand beaches, and even gets to go out at night and have a good time with his tour group. Sounds like the best job ever…Is it?
2:19 – The difference between a tour manager and a tour guide.
4:37 – How did Soki land such a sweet job?
6:10 – What was Soki’s interview process like?
8:54 – Interview part 2/ on the job training.
11:24 – Interviewees that don’t make the cut.
12:40 – Are there any negatives to this job?
14:08 – The worst types of people to have in a tour group.
19:55 – The best types of people to have in a tour group.
21:38 – Behind the scenes of being a tour manager.
26:41 – Pay range.
27:08 – Education or background required.
27:40 – People who would do well in this job. People who should steer clear of this job.
29:15 – Soki’s most memorable experiences.
34:46 – Soki’s advice to himself before he got started as a tour manager.